‘Law & Order: SVU’ season 18: Premiere date speculation, more for Mariska Hargitay series


For everyone out there who finds “Law & Order: SVU” to be extremely compelling television (and why wouldn’t you?), tonight marks a pretty sad occasion. It’s the last episode of season 17, and also the last episode for Warren Leight as the showrunner. He’s had a tremendous run in the role, but unfortunately, all things must end and so shall this.

So when will the show be returning? More than likely, either late September or early October. For the time being there is no confirmed premiere date, but NBC at least has made it clear that we are not going to be seeing any significant change when it comes to the 9:00 p.m. Wednesday timeslot. The only change there is that it will now follow “Blindspot,” which may be a good thing given its season 1 ratings, as opposed to the now-canceled “The Mysteries of Laura.”

Just in case you are wondering who the new showrunner will be, it is none other than Rick Eid, a man who is new to “SVU” but is far from new to the “Law & Order” universe. He worked previously on not only the flagship show, but also its spin-offs “Criminal Intent” and, very briefly, “Trial By Jury” (we say “briefly” here because this show lasted a very short period of time). The only other edition of the show beyond “SVU” he was not involved with at some point was the one set in Los Angeles.

Once there is some more news out there regarding the future of the show, rest assured that we will have it for you here!

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